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Product design – coffee table

A coffee table, inspired from the frequent sights when walking the streets of India.   Like houses and apartments, whose windows open up to cloth lines of drying laundry :   and of, street carts loaded with an array of goods for sale :   and of commuters, constantly on the move, waiting for their next pick-up :     and, finally a…

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What is beautiful is usable

Don Norman’s “Why we Love (or Hate) Everyday Things” opens with an account of a famous study on this, conducted by N. Tractinsky in 1999. He tested four different designs of an ATM machine, where each could have either good or bad usability, and good or bad aesthetics (a 2×2 research design). He reported the following : ” … the…

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